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Health > Diseases > Prevalence of anemia among children > % of children under 5: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Prevalence of anemia among children (% of children under 5). Prevalence of anemia, children under age 5, is the percentage of children under age 5 whose hemoglobin level is less than 110 grams per liter at sea level.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burkina Faso 91.5% 2003
2 Liberia 86.7% 1999
3 Sudan 84.6% 2005
4 Central African Republic 84.2% 1999
5 Niger 83.5% 2006
6 Sierra Leone 83.16% 2005
7 Mali 82.8% 2001
8 Senegal 82.6% 2005
9 Maldives 81.5% 1994
10 Bhutan 80.6% 2002
11 The Gambia 79.4% 1999
12 Benin 78.1% 2006
=13 Nigeria 76.1% 1993
=13 Ghana 76.1% 2003
15 Guinea 75.9% 2005
16 Guinea-Bissau 74.9% 2005
17 Mozambique 74.7% 2002
18 India 74.3% 2005
19 Malawi 73.2% 2005
20 Uganda 72.6% 2006
21 Tanzania 71.8% 2005
22 Chad 71.1% 2005
23 Democratic Republic of the Congo 70.6% 2005
24 Eritrea 69.61% 2005
25 Cote d'Ivoire 69.01% 2005
26 Kenya 69% 1999
27 Yemen 68.35% 2005
=28 Cameroon 68.3% 2004
=28 Madagascar 68.3% 2004
30 Mauritania 68.25% 2005
31 Republic of the Congo 66.39% 2005
32 Djibouti 65.83% 2005
33 Comoros 65.37% 2005
34 Haiti 65.3% 2000
35 Burma 63.22% 2005
36 Papua New Guinea 59.82% 2005
37 Vanuatu 58.97% 2005
38 Zimbabwe 58.3% 2006
39 Bangladesh 58% 2004
40 Rwanda 56.3% 2005
41 Burundi 56% 2005
42 Iraq 55.9% 2005
43 Cambodia 55% 2010
44 Brazil 54.9% 2005
45 Ethiopia 53.5% 2005
46 Zambia 52.9% 2003
47 Togo 52.42% 2005
48 Solomon Islands 51.68% 2005
49 Bolivia 51.6% 2004
50 Pakistan 50.9% 2001
51 Peru 50.4% 2004
52 Kyrgyzstan 49.8% 1997
53 Antigua and Barbuda 49.4% 1997
54 Lesotho 48.6% 2005
55 Egypt 48.5% 2005
56 Nepal 48.4% 2006
=57 Jamaica 48.2% 1998
=57 Laos 48.2% 2000
59 Guyana 47.9% 1997
60 Swaziland 46.66% 2005
61 Gabon 44.49% 2005
62 Indonesia 44.48% 2005
63 Algeria 42.52% 2005
64 Kiribati 41.87% 2005
65 Oman 41.5% 2004
66 Syria 40.98% 2005
67 Equatorial Guinea 40.85% 2005
68 Georgia 40.6% 2005
69 Moldova 40.57% 2005
70 Namibia 40.51% 2005
71 Romania 39.8% 2005
72 Cape Verde 39.71% 2005
73 Fiji 39.1% 1993
=74 Uzbekistan 38.1% 2002
=74 Guatemala 38.1% 2002
76 Botswana 38% 1994
77 Ecuador 37.94% 2005
78 Afghanistan 37.9% 2004
79 Tajikistan 37.7% 2003
80 Sao Tome and Principe 36.69% 2005
81 Armenia 36.5% 2005
82 Kazakhstan 36.3% 1999
83 Panama 36% 1999
84 Belize 35.92% 2005
85 Turkmenistan 35.8% 2000
86 Samoa 35.5% 1999
87 Iran 35.04% 2005
88 Dominican Republic 34.61% 2005
89 Dominica 34.4% 1997
90 Jordan 34.2% 2002
91 Tuvalu 34.18% 2005
92 Vietnam 34.1% 2001
93 Libya 33.93% 2005
94 Venezuela 33.11% 2005
95 Saudi Arabia 33.09% 2005
96 Turkey 32.57% 2005
97 Malaysia 32.41% 2005
98 Kuwait 32.4% 2002
99 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 32.31% 2005
100 Saint Lucia 32.21% 2005
101 Grenada 31.97% 2005
102 Azerbaijan 31.8% 2001
103 North Korea 31.7% 1998
=104 East Timor 31.5% 2003
=104 Morocco 31.5% 2000
106 Albania 31% 2005
107 Trinidad and Tobago 30.35% 2005
108 Paraguay 30.17% 2005
109 Marshall Islands 30.02% 2005
=110 Honduras 29.9% 2001
=110 Sri Lanka 29.9% 2001
112 Angola 29.7% 1999
113 Lebanon 28.3% 1998
114 Colombia 27.7% 2005
115 United Arab Emirates 27.69% 2005
116 Tonga 27.58% 2005
117 Belarus 27.43% 2005
118 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.76% 2005
119 Cuba 26.75% 2005
120 Bulgaria 26.68% 2005
121 Latvia 26.65% 2005
122 Russia 26.54% 2005
123 Qatar 26.2% 1995
124 Republic of Macedonia 25.8% 1999
125 Suriname 25.72% 2005
126 Thailand 25.2% 1995
127 Bahrain 24.72% 2005
128 Chile 24.37% 2005
129 Brunei 24.24% 2005
130 South Africa 24.1% 1994
131 Seychelles 23.82% 2005
132 Lithuania 23.78% 2005
133 Mexico 23.7% 2006
134 Slovakia 23.41% 2005
135 Croatia 23.37% 2005
136 Estonia 23.36% 2005
137 Saint Kitts and Nevis 22.88% 2005
138 Poland 22.73% 2005
139 Palau 22.21% 2005
140 Ukraine 22.2% 2002
141 The Bahamas 21.86% 2005
142 Tunisia 21.7% 1997
143 Mongolia 21.4% 2004
144 Costa Rica 20.9% 1996
145 Philippines 20.8% 2008
146 Nicaragua 20.1% 2005
147 China 20% 2002
148 El Salvador 19.8% 2003
149 Uruguay 19.13% 2005
150 Singapore 18.94% 2005
151 Hungary 18.77% 2005
152 Federated States of Micronesia 18.7% 2005
153 Cyprus 18.62% 2005
154 Czech Republic 18.42% 2005
Europe average (profile) 18.2% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 17.19% 2005
155 Barbados 17.05% 2005
156 Mauritius 16.8% 1995
=157 South Korea 16.5% 1995
=157 Argentina 16.5% 2007
159 Malta 16.29% 2005
European Union average (profile) 16.2% 2005
160 Slovenia 13.99% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 13.68% 2005
161 European Union 13.37% 2004
162 Spain 12.93% 2005
163 Portugal 12.7% 2005
164 Greece 12.11% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 12.06% 2005
165 Andorra 12.02% 2005
166 Israel 11.83% 2005
167 Finland 11.49% 2005
168 New Zealand 11.3% 2005
169 Italy 10.93% 2005
170 Japan 10.56% 2005
171 Austria 10.54% 2005
172 Ireland 10.31% 2005
173 Luxembourg 9.41% 2005
174 San Marino 9.13% 2005
175 Denmark 9.02% 2005
176 Netherlands 8.72% 2005
177 Belgium 8.66% 2005
178 Sweden 8.58% 2005
179 France 8.33% 2005
180 Australia 8.04% 2005
181 United Kingdom 8% 1993
182 Germany 7.84% 2005
183 Iceland 7.81% 2005
184 Canada 7.61% 2005
185 Norway 6.36% 2005
186 Switzerland 6.31% 2005
187 Monaco 5% 2005
188 United States 1.3% 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Diseases > Prevalence of anemia among children > % of children under 5. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Health Organization, Worldwide Prevalence of Anemia. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Diseases/Prevalence-of-anemia-among-children/%-of-children-under-5

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